Updating information provided in a recent blog about a possible sinking of a South Korean warship by North Korea, it now looks all but certain that North Korea sank the South Korean warship with a torpedo. The two links below provide solid updates on what has been discovered now that South Korea has the sunken warship for visual inspection. The first link has an excellent photo of the bow part of the South Korean warship as it was being raised, and the second link shows its stern section.
The first report cites South Korea’s Defense Minister as saying that “An explosion caused by a torpedo likely tore apart and sank the South Korean warship near the North Korean border.” The South Korean government is doing a delicate dance, because if it concludes North Korea sank this warship, it is an obvious act-of-war and it calls for South Korea to respond with an act-of-war of its own against North Korea. South Korea’s Prime Minister promised “stern action” when it determines what nation torpedoed its warship.
The second link provides extensive details about this sinking and the subsequent investigation about its cause. It notes that “Korean authorities are having severe problems avoiding a most inconvenient truth: North Korea was behind the sinking of the [warship].” Investigations of the hull of the sunken ship make it clear that it was blown apart by an external explosion which ripped the ship in half.
South Korea’s government is under strong pressure to “do something” against this wartime action by North Korea, and it would seem the South Korean government must respond with an act-of-war of its own against North Korea to maintain any credibility with its own people. When/if South Korea takes military action against North Korea, there may be no way of stopping the military escalations that will follow. North Korea is surely a part of the Gog-Magog alliance prophesied in Ezekiel 38 to be led by Russia, China and Iran. North Korea is a junior (and sometimes unpredictable) ally in that alliance. South Korea is one of the “young lion” nations [or the “young tiger nations” as they are called in the world financial press] mentioned in Ezekiel 38:13 that will not be part of the Gog-Magog alliance. Will this situation become an actual war or remain one of the “rumors of war” as Matthew 24:6 prophesied would occur in the latter days? The world is now looking at two potential hot wars between the Gog-Magog alliance and nations allied with the West: a possible war on the Korean Peninsula and a possible Mideast War between Iran and/or the USA and Israelis. We live in increasingly dangerous times.